Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering: Program Information

The Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering (MEng IE) offers students the opportunity to pursue advanced study in the fields of industrial and/or manufacturing engineering without also having to complete a research thesis or project. This coursework-only degree is concerned with the practical application of specialized, graduate-level engineering knowledge.

Students who are interested on our 100% online offering with Oregon State's Ecampus, MEng IE in Engineering Management, can find more information here.

Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering Program Requirements and Milestones

The major milestones in completing an MEng in industrial engineering at Oregon State are charted in the following table. University-wide requirements for earning an MEng degree at Oregon State are detailed on the OSU Graduate School Website.

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    Meet with the MIME graduate advisor Meeting should occur prior to end of first term in graduate school.
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   Major professor selection and graduate committee formation Committee must be formed during first term of graduate school.  
   Coursework and credit requirements

All IE MEng students must take the following two courses:

  • ENGR 520: MEng Portfolio Preparation (taken during an MEng student's first term)
  • ENGR 521: MEng Portfolio Completion (taken during an MEng student's last term)

Transferring credits

MIME Proposed Graduate Level Courses [Excel]

   Ethical research training Can be completed at ANY time, but it MUST BE COMPLETED before program of study approval. Although the Master of Engineering degree is a coursework-only, non-research degree, this training is required for all graduate students.
   Program of study development, approval and filing Must be filed with Graduate School prior to completing 18 credits.

Program of Study form [Word]

IE coursework/credits

   Final oral examination (Alternative Summative Assessment) MIME MEng students must prepare a portfolio of their graduate work while at Oregon State University.  This portfolio will be used in lieu of a final oral exam as an alternative summative assessment for MEng students. Occurs during the student’s final term at OSU.

OSU Grad School exam scheduling form

MEng students should indicate on the form that the type of exam they are requesting is an "Alternative Summative Assessment (MENG, MBA, MSB, MCOUN)"

Additional Notes

  • Master of Engineering students are not eligible to receive support in the form of graduate assistantships (GRAs or GTAs).

  • Master of Engineering students may switch to the Master of Science program at any time with the approval of a research professor.  The research professor must send an e-mail to the MIME Head Advisor for Graduate Programs confirming that they are in support of the change before the student submits a Change of Degree form.